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Michigan judge refuses to dismiss second-degree murder charge against former police officer fired after fatally shooting black motorist

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Michigan Circuit Judge Christina Elmore Friday refused to drop a second-degree murder charge against Christopher Schurr, a former police officer for the Grand Rapids Police Department.

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“A Federal Judiciary Without Labor Lawyers Is a Failure; Oral argument in Glacier Northwest provided a stark reminder of the weaknesses of a Supreme Court with no justices with union-side labor law experience”

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“A Federal Judiciary Without Labor Lawyers Is a Failure; Oral argument in Glacier Northwest provided a stark reminder of the weaknesses of a Supreme Court with no justices with union-side labor law experience”: Jenny Hunter has this post at Balls and Strikes.

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Soft Skills: How to Hack Your Greatest Superpowers

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Bull Garlington | The most important soft skill of them all. The post Soft Skills: How to Hack Your Greatest Superpowers appeared first on Attorney at Work. Communications Skills Law Firm Growth People Skills Personal Growth Practice Skills Professional Development You At Work

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Recording of Panel Discussion on Amendments to China’s Civil Procedure Law

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On December 30, 2022, the Chinese legislator, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, published a draft of the Civil Procedure Law Amendment for public consultation.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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North Carolina Supreme Court orders rehearings of redistricting and voter ID case

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The North Carolina Supreme Court Friday granted a petition for rehearing for two settled cases. This decision comes after the election of new justices in 2022, which gave the court a 5-2 Republican majority.

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Music Mondays: Rick Astley’s Sues Yung Gravy Over Copyright Infringement

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Is There a Benefit to Small Estate Administration in Minnesota?

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If property transfer occurs through joint property, identification of beneficiaries in life insurance, bank, and retirements accounts, or through a trust, the assets can then transfer directly to the heirs.

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Iran professors forced into early retirement for criticizing government

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Iranian media reported Saturday the dismissal from Tehran Azad University of nine professors, allegedly as a result of expressing views critical of the Islamic Republic.

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Third Circuit extends until March 3, 2023 comment period for proposed rule change that would establish 5 p.m. eastern deadline for electronic filing

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Third Circuit extends until March 3, 2023 comment period for proposed rule change that would establish 5 p.m. eastern deadline for electronic filing: The newly announced deadline can be accessed here. The original deadline for comment had been February 18, 2023. The post Third Circuit extends until March 3, 2023 comment period for proposed rule change that would establish 5 p.m. eastern deadline for electronic filing appeared first on How Appealing

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Announcing: A Fun Way to Recognize the Legal Tech Writers Who Contribute to LawNext During February

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Are you an expert in legal tech? Or are you are a legal professional who uses legal tech? Either way, here is your chance to share your knowledge or experiences to benefit the legal community at large — and possibly win a gift card for doing so. Let me explain.

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Location, Location, Location: Does It Really Impact Property Values?

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Irrespective of the fact whether you are buying an apartment or building, location is very crucial. News & Politics buying a condo buying a home buying a house selling a home selling a house

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Almost 200 prisoners of war exchanged between Ukraine and Russia

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The Ukrainian President’s Chief of Staff announced Saturday that 116 Ukrainian prisoners of war have been released and returned home.

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“Lawyers for U.S., Navy Seals battle over revoked Covid-19 vaccine mandate; 5th Circuit hears arguments on whether to wipe out injunctions against policy Congress overturned last year over Biden’s objection”

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“Lawyers for U.S., Navy Seals battle over revoked Covid-19 vaccine mandate; 5th Circuit hears arguments on whether to wipe out injunctions against policy Congress overturned last year over Biden’s objection”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report on an oral argument (access the audio via this link ) that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard today. The post “Lawyers for U.S.,

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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At Davos, A Call For Solutions to Climate Migration and a Culture of Welcome Instead of Fear

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By Ama Francis* Ama Francis speaking in the “People on the Move: Seeing the Opportunities” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 19 January.

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Lab Results Misrepresent APS Symptom Severity, Research Shows

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The medical community acknowledges discrepancies between self-report and lab results when it come to Antiphospholipid Syndrome.

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Environmental groups sue Northern California city of Chico over approval to build new homes without assessing risk of wildfires

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A coalition of environmental groups Friday sued the city of Chico in Northern California over its approval to build 2,777 new homes and other public facilities — without assessing the risk of wildfires in the area.

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“How to Stop a Senator From Blocking a Federal Judge”

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“How to Stop a Senator From Blocking a Federal Judge”: The New York Times has published this editorial. The post “How to Stop a Senator From Blocking a Federal Judge” appeared first on How Appealing

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

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Double Jeopardy

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A person being tried at court-martial may have their case dismissed before the members (jury) reach any findings. One way that can happen is when the military judge declares a mistrial.

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Nationwide New Parent Crisis Line Continues to Receive Funding

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New parents no longer have to feel they need to struggle alone.

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Australia must take action against Myanmar’s military junta, Human Rights Watch says

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A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report Sunday criticized Australia’s inaction since the military junta took over Myanmar in a military coup two years ago. According to the report, Australia has yet to impose sanctions on the junta in response to their human rights violations.

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“Dershowitz’s Bad Idea to Plug the Dobbs Leak; Journalists have repeatedly been willing to risk jail to protect the identity of their sources”

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“Dershowitz’s Bad Idea to Plug the Dobbs Leak; Journalists have repeatedly been willing to risk jail to protect the identity of their sources”: The Wall Street Journal has published this letter to the editor from Floyd Abrams. The post “Dershowitz’s Bad Idea to Plug the Dobbs Leak; Journalists have repeatedly been willing to risk jail to protect the identity of their sources” appeared first on How Appealing

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6 Best Practices to Maximize Value from Vendor Contracts

With uncertainty on the rise and margins and operating budgets stretched thin, there are a range of obstacles threatening to sap value from deals with vendors. Status quo vendor contract management costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Contract Intelligence can help businesses get more value from vendor contracts.

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The morning read for Monday, Feb. 6

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Share Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court.

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No Consensus Plan for Colorado River Use

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Colorado River states again failed to arrive at a consensus plan for water use reduction. Watching how this unfolds will be instructive for navigating future resource shortages.

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UN peacekeeper killed and another severely injured after helicopter comes under fire in DRC

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A UN peacekeeper Sunday was killed and another injured after their helicopter came under fire in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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“We don’t need any new ideas to fix the Supreme Court. Just one very old one. At least five members of the Supreme Court are comfortable ignoring the court’s past decisions and manipulating the law to achieve more conservative goals.”

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“We don’t need any new ideas to fix the Supreme Court. Just one very old one. At least five members of the Supreme Court are comfortable ignoring the court’s past decisions and manipulating the law to achieve more conservative goals.” ” Columnist Jessica Levinson has this essay online at MSNBC. The post “We don’t need any new ideas to fix the Supreme Court. Just one very old one.

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The Paralegal Coach's Playbook: Strategies for Launching a Successful Virtual Paralegal Business

Speaker: Amanda DeVincenzo, MPPA - Paralegal Business Empowerment Coach and Founder of DeVincenzo Consulting, LLC

Take the guesswork out of starting your own virtual paralegal business with proven strategies and support from an experienced paralegal business owner and business empowerment coach.